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Trisha10's Review of: Dr. John Burgoyne

Rating: 1.76 (out of 10)
Review Date:
November 12, 2007, 4:37 pm

Doctor Name:   Dr. John Burgoyne (My Profile)
State:   Washington (WA)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   Trisha10 (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   September 10, 2007
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


Quick List of Why I WOULD NEVER recommend this doctor. I would warn away anyone who was even thinking about seeing him.

Eyes: I had both upper and lower blepheroplasty. He actually cut a section out of the lower eyelid (call a canthoplasty). That left my eyes looking smaller and narrower and eliminated several of my lower lashes. It can also cause problems with the eye later and is very traumatic to the eye. I found out later that this was unnecessary. My left eye also looks "hollow" under the eyelid where he took out too much fat. Also his incisions were all from the front of the eye. Not what is called transconjunctival (from the inside of the eyelid where there is no scar). So there are scars on both upper and lower lids.

Face Lift: Although my face does look younger he left 2 3" scars on my neck below the hairline. The are lumpy, obvious and gross. I will never be able to wear my hair up again. And if anyone were to touch me on my neck they would probably be completely disgusted by the feel of them.

Laser skin resurfacing: CO2 was used. He gave me very little information. Said I would look normal in 1 month. His aftercare advice consisted of "buy a big jar of vasoline." It is now over 2 months and the skin looks red and feels pinched and tight. From what I understand I can expect another 4-5 months before I look like a human being again.

I FOUND OUT AFTER THE PROCEDURES WHEN I STARTED HAVING GRAVE DOUBTS -- HE ADMITS THAT HE ONLY DOES PLASTIC SURGERY ABOUT ONCE A MONTH. His assistant, who had worked there for 4 months said he had never seen a patient after one of the procedures I had done except me. So he probably does this twice a year at most.

STAY AWAY FROM HIM. He uses techniques that are 10+ years old, gives virtually no information unless you ask him directly (who knows what to ask when they first start??) and then he lies.

He gave virtually no information about aftercare for any of the 3 procedures I have done -- no handouts -- nothing. I felt completely on my own.

I just don't want anyone else to go through what I am still going through. STAY AWAY!

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